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If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:40:01 +0000
Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-05-2012
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    B.S., Physics from Mississippi State University (2001-2005)

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    Debye Research, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

    Research Physicist – Optics

    (April 2008 to April 2012) References available upon request.

     

    Duties related to the study and optimization of linear and nonlinear optical behavior in condensed matter and devices (e.g., glasses, crystals, polymers, liquids, and optical fibers).  This required both collaboration and independent study of the collected data, literature, and possible physical processes involved.   Research typically involves the use of the following equipment:

    ·         Continuous Wave and Class IV Pulsed Lasers

    ·         Spectrometer

    ·         Oscilloscope

    ·         Numerous Optical Elements (Optics Table)

    ·         Power Probes/Meters

    ·         Customized Analysis Software

    ·         Calibrated Astronomy-Grade CCDs

    ·         Electron Microscope

     

    All solids were prepared for study through tooling, optical grade polishing, acid etching, sputter-coating, and/or thermal annealing.   Once prepared, the sample’s linear optical properties were characterized and catalogued.  High energy nonlinear optical tests were then performed and the data analyzed via Mathematica, Excel, or other analysis software.  Sample turnover was very rapid.  Occasionally, I fabricate prototype devices to better understand device integration issues.

     

    Experimental configurations changed frequently—necessitating efficient and effective alignments, calibrations, and upgrades.  One such upgrade I implemented was a gradient optical density aperture, for which I invented a new (low cost) fabrication technique.  Gradient density apertures provide a custom-shaped focal spot.  The proper characterization of a beam profile is necessary for accurate interpretations. 

     

    Work pertained to specific military applications.  Secret clearance was maintained, reports were submitted quarterly and yearly, and test data was logged continuously.  PowerPoint presentations to the government and collaborators were often necessary.

     

    US Army, Ft. Benning, GA; Officer Candidate

    (February 2007 to August 2007)

    Honorably discharged.

     

    Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS; Physics Lab Instructor

    (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005)References available upon request.

    I instructed students on how to perform various lab experiments.  It was often necessary to review or even teach the relevant physical phenomenon.


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